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by DIV
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to redact
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: How to redact

See also a couple of other tips on redaction in More option for redaction.
—DIV
by DIV
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: More option for redaction
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: More option for redaction

Excellent tip, lev. In version 7.0 of PDF-XChange Editor the " Duplicate " functionality can be found under the "Selection" button on the "Home" tab. —DIV P.S. To redact specific words/phrases throughout the document, use the "Search" functionality, then in the "Annotate Search Results" submenu choo...
by DIV
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some metadata stripped from PDF/A files
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Sample files

Attached are a couple of pairs of PDF files to illustrate the above points. Document one ("Doc1"): "original" created 'from scratch' in PDF-XChange Editor 7.0 (build 328.1). OS: Windows 8.1 x64. Attached. archival version produced by F ile > Save A s etc . in PDF-XChange Editor, with conformance set...
by DIV
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Digital Signature Risks SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Viewer download SOLVED

Ah. I see I overlooked the "Discontinued Downloads" section.
by DIV
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Smaller pdf file size
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Convert to text.

In general there is another way to drastically shrink file size, which is to convert from images (of text) to actual text. A couple of warnings up front. This will only be appropriate if the original scan quality is excellent; and the document comprises mostly prose (not mostly photographs or graphi...
by DIV
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Smaller pdf file size
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: 1/100

I'm curious as to how ~1/100 was arrived at for the theoretical size ratio going from 300 dpi to 96 dpi.
I would have thought it to be (96/300)² ≈ 1/9.766 ~ 1/10.
by DIV
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Javascript to create filename for "save as" from different strings
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Javascript to create filename for "save as" from different strings

Hi, Will. Thanks for the link to the "JavaScript for Acrobat API Reference" in the Adobe Acrobat SDK. It is such a long document, mainly for reference and with an emphasis on syntax, although there are also examples given. I am guessing that a script such as that enquired about would include a saveA...
by DIV
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: How to change entirely font color of a PDF doc. SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 255

In case you need to work with images of 'text' embedded in a PDF SOLVED

A good answer has already been given to the original question. However, for completeness it may be noted that if any 'text' in a PDF is actually stored as an image, then the above won't apply to it. Images of 'text' might be present for various reasons, including that: the document was produced from...
by DIV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save As (various formats) for secured PDF — cryptic error messages
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Save As (various formats) for secured PDF — cryptic error messages

Hello. I have PDF-XChange Editor 7.0 (build 328.1). The issue I am reporting is uninformative error messages. Steps to reproduce: Lock a PDF (using password security) to prevent users making any changes. Save that file with the new security settings. Close the file, and close PDF-XChange Editor, to ...
by DIV
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as PDF/A conversion report GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Save as PDF/A conversion report GUI

No worries, Daniel. As I figured out what to do, it won't bother me too much in future, but it would be more confusing to new users. I agree that erratic bugs are harder to fix. There might be some pattern to when this one happens, but I couldn't tell. Glad at least one of you was able to reproduce ...
by DIV
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Enhance contrast of scanned pages, and convert RGB "greyscale" to indexed colour to reduce file size
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Enhance contrast of scanned pages, and convert RGB "greyscale" to indexed colour to reduce file size

Thanks, Daniel. So for the contrast there is an indirect method to do it per image — or per page in the case of scanned documents. That's good enough for documents that aren't too long. I accept your point about not being an image-editing application per se . Nevertheless I see there being a spectru...
by DIV
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Digital Signature Risks SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Digital Signature Risks SOLVED

Well done. Glad to know you're responsive to reported security threats. —DIV P.S. Thanks also for clarification of the status of the Viewer. I noticed that it wasn't showing up in any menus, although the official Viewer page can still be found be directly entering the URL (by typing it, using an exi...
by DIV
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimising PDF files, manual font removal
Replies: 47
Views: 2504

Methods of embedding of fonts

Hi, Daniel. Can I have your indulgence to speculate? Regarding the two methods for font embedding, the first method makes sense to me: the content ( i.e . text) contains letters ("A", "a", etc. ); each letter is uniquely associated with a standard code number ( e.g . Unicode); embedded fonts are eff...
by DIV
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Digital Signature Risks SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Digital Signature Risks SOLVED

Hello, daniel_lutz. You have written an interesting report. [ UPDATE: I may have misunderstood your involvement with the report. ] Can I ask your perspective on what applications 'should' do when they encounter each of the attacks you mentioned? Show all the content but without claiming that it's s...
by DIV
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Optimising PDF files, manual font removal
Replies: 47
Views: 2504

Why can some embedded fonts never be removed?

As I have mentioned before, in some instances fonts are embedded in a way that makes it impossible to remove them. This will not change as there is no fix to be made or special rules we can apply, it is intended to work this way and we cannot alter it. Hello, Daniel. I was not familiar with this be...
by DIV
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Save as PDF/A conversion report GUI
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Save as PDF/A conversion report GUI

In Editor 7.0 after Save as PDF/A the conversion report GUI sometimes (erratically, inconsistently) comes up underneath the "Saving document" progress-bar indicator. This leads to confusion when the process of saving is completed, because the task is finished, but the uppermost dialogue box offers o...
by DIV
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some metadata stripped from PDF/A files
Replies: 4
Views: 291

More metadata stripped from PDF/A files

Metadata beyond that which can be directly entered within PDF-XChange Editor (version 7.0) may also (typically?) be removed when undertaking a "Save As" operation with "Save as type" set to "PDF/A document (*.pdf)" (with option e.g . PDF/A-1a). For instance, the PDF specifying the PRISM version of D...
by DIV
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Enhance contrast of scanned pages, and convert RGB "greyscale" to indexed colour to reduce file size
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Enhance contrast of scanned pages, and convert RGB "greyscale" to indexed colour to reduce file size

Hello. When working with scanned pages of documents, two issues that come up are poor legibility and large file sizes. I am (now) aware that you include functionality to "Enhance Scanned Pages" within PDF-XChange Editor (version 7.0). I say upfront that I have not played with this. However, one aspe...
by DIV
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some metadata stripped from PDF/A files
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Searching fora

P.S. As a side note, I found it was not possible to successfully search these fora for the term "PDF/A" (entered with or without quotation marks). I mostly got results that contained only "PDF".
by DIV
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Some metadata stripped from PDF/A files
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Some metadata stripped from PDF/A files

Hello. I am reporting what may be a bug with certain metadata fields being reproducibly stripped from PDF files when they are saved as a form of PDF/A format (specifically, PDF/A- N a, with N =1 or 2 or 3). I annotated a scanned PDF with metadata in PDF-XChange Editor (originally in version 6.0, but...
by DIV
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Adding new standard or custom metadata fields to PDF files
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Adding new standard or custom metadata fields to PDF files

Hello. There are numerous details that users might want to add as metadata into a PDF, beside the basic items usually allowed (such as Title, Author/Creator, Subject, Keywords, Description). Examples might be: Volume Number of pages Number of words Approver Project manager Version number And so on. ...
by DIV
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Hotkeys for thumbnail navigation
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Hotkeys for thumbnail navigation

Hello. When navigating the pages in the main pane, both Home and Ctrl-Home bring up the first page, and both End and Ctrl-End bring up the last page. However, when navigating the thumbnails, only Home and End work. Ctrl-Home and Ctrl-End seem to do nothing. When navigating the pages in the main pane...
by DIV
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Force font embedding in Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Force font embedding in Editor

Hi, Daniel & Willy. It sounds like everything is now either resolved or in the process of being resolved. Thank-you. If my feedback could help improve the product, I would be pleased. Of course on such a forum as this it is usual that from time to time people will post about problems they're encount...
by DIV
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Force font embedding in Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Force font embedding in Editor

Many thanks, Willy, your suggestion has solved the problem! Finding the PDF/A file-type option While I am moderately familiar with PDF/A, I couldn't find how — or where — to set it! My expectation was that any PDF/A setting would be specified under the Options button. As the Options button was ('str...
by DIV
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"

Hello, Daniel. Thank-you very much for taking the trouble to thoroughly follow up on this. I can appreciate that ensuring the Save As dialogue is immediately visible would be the higher priority. I assume that some advanced user options could still — theoretically! — be provided to disable the 'alwa...
by DIV
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Force font embedding in Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Force font embedding in Editor

The Save as Optimized function is only able to Unembed existing fonts, not add in new ones, which is where the confusion is coming from there. Hello, Daniel. I appreciate from your explanation that it is currently not possible to newly embed a font (or subset) with Editor. However I am still puzzle...
by DIV
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"

Thank-you for the speedy response, Daniel. Although it is true that the Save As box can be resized , I tend to use longish filenames and want to see more than a couple of directories/files in the box at a time, so that wouldn't really be ideal for me. There is already a " Hide folders " button in th...
by DIV
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Force font embedding in Editor
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Force font embedding in Editor

Could I please request a clarification on the font-embedding behaviour of PDF-XChange Editor? I have PDF-XChange Editor version 6.0 (Build 319.0). This query was prompted by my experience trying to add a 'typewriter text' annotation to an existing PDF using the Typewriter Tool from the toolbar. This...
by DIV
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

PDF-XChange Lite : "Save as" dialogue box set to "Always on top"

I have PDF-XChange Lite Version 7.0 (Build 323). When printing to Lite , depending up the application I typically get the following dialogue boxes: (Printing) — small progress bar/information box, briefly indicating initialisation in some cases; hidden when focus changes to other application. Print ...
by DIV
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: OCR- For the PDF-XChange Editor and Viewer
Topic: Latin language - OCR-result not satisfying
Replies: 11
Views: 3487

Re: Latin language - OCR-result not satisfying

Hi, Timur & co. I have done a little test on some German text . Based on this: Medium Accuracy had some mistakes; High Accuracy fixed some of those mistakes, but added new mistakes. It seems the algorithm must be making a trade-off in each case between what it 'sees', and what it considers is likely...
by DIV
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: OCR- For the PDF-XChange Editor and Viewer
Topic: OCR speed and CPU
Replies: 11
Views: 5156

Re: OCR speed and CPU

Here I have tested out the OCR capabilities on a colour 300dpi scan of German text that includes both roman fonts and fraktur (blackletter) fonts. I compared Adobe Acrobat 7.0 OCR performance with three different accuracy settings in PDF-XChange Editor 6.0. In summary, Acrobat is always much faster,...
by DIV
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

XPS to PDF bug SOLVED

Thanks, Stefan. If I've understood correctly, it sounds like the process occurs in two steps: convert PDF to XPS (by Editor ?) convert XPS to PDF (by Lite ) and only the second step doesn't occur when printing to paper on a physical printer, which may help explain why this apparent issue was not so ...
by DIV
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF

Hi, Stefan. I take your point about needing to ensure the tickbox labels do not get too long. Having said that, the suggested "Bitmap Whenever Possible" is a similar length to the existing "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts", so it may not be too extreme. Nevertheless, it's certainly not the only alternativ...
by DIV
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF

Thanks, Patrick. BTW, although this is included in the online Editor manual , I couldn't find it in the PDF Manual for Editor that I had downloaded in January 2017 (internal file date is 20 December 2016). Given that in practice bitmapping seems to depend on a few different factors that you have all...
by DIV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Features I am missing in Editor
Replies: 89
Views: 5301

Re: Features I am missing in Editor

As feature request I would really like an option to specifically "Embed (always)", because "Auto" seems too unpredictable and I don't always aesthetically like Editor's vector rendering output of fonts. Currently I am using Adobe Reader for just that. Hi, Timur. I am curious to see if you can do a ...
by DIV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Text Rendering Mode : "Bitmap Always" / "Bitmap for Embedded Fonts" in print-to-PDF

Hi, Tracker staff & all. In a couple of posts ( 1 and 2 ) it has been remarked that setting File --> Print --> Advanced Printing Options --> More --> Text Rendering Mode = either Bitmap Always or Bitmap for Embedded Fonts for PDF-XChange Lite did not seem to actually result in bitmapped fonts when t...
by DIV
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

The case of the missing "o" (in Calibri) SOLVED

Hi, Stefan. Thanks for the extended explanation of how the printing works. I was especially interested to learn how the "Extended information" affects the resulting output. It is not at all what I had guessed. ( I had incorrectly made a vague guess that it related to 'advanced' OpenType features, or...
by DIV
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Wrap-up SOLVED

Hi, Timur. What you say about the resolution affecting the "microscopic" (or "subpixel") alignment/kerning of letters sounds plausible. (BTW, the differences in relative heights of "z" and "i" in text set in Garamond font is actually something else: the difference in heights between various PDF docu...
by DIV
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets.
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Ta.

Hi, Patrick. Thanks for explaining the difference in functionality between Lite and the Standard printer, which I didn't appreciate previously. Regards, David P.S. In your signature it says "If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files [...]". Is that correct? It seems like I could upl...
by DIV
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

PrimoPDF SOLVED

Just for comparison, perhaps for Timur's interest, I also generated a four-per-page PDF using PrimoPDF . I opened the PDF obtained from step 1b ( see my previous post ) in Adobe Reader , with "Let printer determine colors" enabled, and printed this to PrimoPDF , with PostScript resolution set to 300...
by DIV
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Willy's solution SOLVED

Hi, Willy, after I finally figured out the interpretation of the listings of fonts under Document Properties, I have gotten around to following up on your suggestion to not embed fonts in the PDF used to build a four-per-page 'joined' PDF. By the by, I might say that this suggestion seemed against m...
by DIV
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets.
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets.

Hi, Willy. It's true that the original issue that prompted this exploration related to 'joining' multiple pages of a PDF on one sheet. However, in the process some matters came up related to font embedding/listing, and for my document the PDF's generated using PDF-XChange Lite listed 200 'fonts' (em...
by DIV
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Colour management SOLVED

Hi, Timur, you're probably right about the display profile. "sRGB" seems to be a common default, and I imagine it's probably what my applications were using.
—David
by DIV
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Suggestion: "Text Rendering Mode" options
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Fonts that aren't available

One further thought: I wonder what happens with fonts that aren't available. The " Auto " setting could send fonts that were embedded in the PDF and/or installed on the user's computer, but what about fonts 'marked' in the PDF but not embedded nor installed? I haven't investigated this, with " Auto ...
by DIV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

comparison of X-Change Standard with and without text-compression vs. Primo (prepress template) SOLVED

Here is a comparison of X-Change Standard with and without text-compression vs. Primo (prepress template). [...] But first of all, I found out under which circumstance Primo changes black font color to a dark reddish hue gray: [...] Hey, Timur, thanks for your great detective work. It is interestin...
by DIV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: Suggestion: "Text Rendering Mode" options
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Suggestion: "Text Rendering Mode" options

Hi, PDF-XChange staff. I have a suggestion for the options listed in the drop-down menu for "Text Rendering Mode", which are respectively Auto Bitmap Always Bitmap for Embedded Fonts Outline Always Outline for Embedded Fonts While I realise that you can define these options to mean whatever you want...
by DIV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets. SOLVED

Hi, Willy. In relation to the surprisingly large number of fonts embedded (or merely 'listed'), I think I have a partial answer, but I feel that this issue is getting a bit far off the original focus of the present topic, so I have created a new post, "Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged...
by DIV
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Print Drivers
Topic: Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets.
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Font embedding : multiple subsets versus merged subsets.

I have modified the Word document uploaded by Willy. In Willy's version (the original), there are in-layperson's-terms six 'fonts', but as each of these were shown in roman, italic and bold ( i.e . three variants) there were technically eighteen fonts. When printing this from Word using PDF-XChange ...
by DIV
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Re: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED

So currently my only solution for good reprinting of PDF files is to print from Acrobat Reader (better full version, because of color-control) to a Ghostscript based printer (Primo works very good). Hi, Timur. Thanks for sharing your experience and recommendation. It is kind of consistent with my s...
by DIV
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: PDF-XChange Editor
Topic: JOIN pages (opposite of split pages) SOLVED
Replies: 43
Views: 2448

Font embedding (or lack of) misinterpreted by me previously SOLVED

Hi, Willy. SHORT ANSWER: I might, perhaps, be able to devise a simple test case that works as you describe, but with the real DOCX file, it fails. *CORRECTION* it seems that I was misinterpreting the "Fonts Used" information in Document Properties! After downloading your sample PDF which you noted d...